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Cover of "Journey: The Very Best of"
Cover of Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer

 

Post-mortem album sales surge are becoming common for entertainers. However the late Queen of Disco Donna Summer, who died last Thursday at 63 after a battle with cancer, could be a little complicated.

Billboard.com is report that nearly half of the late Donna Summer’s studio albums released by Geffen and Atlantic in the 80s and 90s are off the market both physically and digitally and are owned by her estate.

The unavailable albums includes Geffen’s “The Wanderer” (1980), “Donna Summer” (1982), “Cats Without Claws” (1984), “All Systems Go” (1987) and “I’m a Rainbow” (a shelved album from the early 1980s that was unreleased until 1996).

For Atlantic, she released “Another Place and Time” in 1989 (which includes the top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single “This Time I Know It’s For Real“) and “Mistaken Identity” in 1991.

So what can we expect from the diva’s catalog? Billboard.com sources chimes the biggest seller of the bunch might be “The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer,” which was released in 2003, also her first best-of, 1979′s “On the Radio – Greatest Hits Volumes I & II.”



Robin Gibb at the Meet & Greet after the Dubai...

Robin Gibb at the Meet & Greet after the Dubai Jazz Festival on 1st March 2008, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robin Gibb, one of three brothers who made up the group the Bee Gees behind “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” and other iconic sounds from the 1970s, died on Sunday, according to a statement on his website.

He was 62.

“The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away on Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:46pm following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time,” read the statement.

Gibb has had a history of health problems stemming from a 2010 liver and colon cancer diagnosis. Though Gibb had recovered from his first bout with the disease, another tumor recently surfaced in conjunction with pneumonia, leaving him in a coma at a London hospital in mid-April.

Gibb did awaken from his coma in late April and was able to speak with his family members, though he was still reliant on an oxygen mask and intravenous feeding.

An article earlier from Billboard.com noted that the Bee Gees, which Gibb was a part, was ranked third for the most No. 1s in history behind the Beatles and the Supremes .

The group’s accomplishment also includes writing their owns songs and other huge hit records for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and others.



CFW

CFW (Photo credit: Eduardo Riveros Photography)

Caribbean Fashionweek, popular known as CFW, takes another giant step forward in 2012, as the Pulse event is said to be redoubling its efforts to take Caribbean fashion to a place of enhanced respect, recognition and profit, at the centre of world fashion, June 7-11, 2012.

Of course one expected this as CFW, which usually signifies the beginning of the summer season, was launched in the United Kingdom at the first International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week, organised by the British Council and the British Fashion Council it gave presenters of CFW the opportunity to engage the International fashion community and to promote participation in the 2012 event.

So far we understand that:

-       Brian McKinght has been confirmed to performed at CFW

-       Cedella Marley, fashion designer, musician and entrepreneur will return to debut her new swimwear line “High Tide” and

-       Grammy winner Estelle has also been confirmed to perform

With such fanfare for a launch we expect nothing but razzle-dazzle from CFW and Pulse this year. Perhaps even an appearance from Adele to bring the house down.

In this the year of our jubilee, CFW continues to be executed in partnership with Caribbean stakeholders, including the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the Caribbean Fashion Industry Association, Jampro, the Jamaica Tourist Board, various related Governmental and non-Governmental agencies, as well as other regional stakeholders and industry professionals. The event takes place June 7-11 and is presented and produced by Pulse.

Event Schedule

THURSDAY JUNE 7

Opening Night- Spanish Court Hotel 8:00PM

FRIDAY JUNE 8

Opening Press Conference- Spanish Court Hotel 10:00 AM

Opening Exhibition- National Indoor Sports Ctre 6:00 PM

CFW Runway Shows- National Indoor Sports Ctre 7:00 PM

CFW Concert- National Indoor Sports Ctre 11:30 PM

CFW After Party- Studio 38 1:00 AM

 

SATURDAY JUNE 9

CFW Buyer Matchmaking- National Indoor Sports Ctre 4:00 PM

CFW Runway Shows- National Indoor Sports Ctre 7:00 PM

 CFW Concert- National Indoor Sports Ctre 11:30 PM

 CFW After Party- Fiction 1:00 AM

 

SUNDAY JUNE 10

CFW Business Forum- Wyndham Kingston 10:30 AM

CFW Runway Shows- National Indoor Sports Ctre 7:00 PM

CFW Concert- National Indoor Sports Ctre 11:30 PM

CFW After Party- Club Privilege 1:00 AM

 

MONDAY JUNE 11

CFW Closing Party- Villa Ronai 8:30 PM



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